Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Caribbean Islands
Reload this Page > St Barths snorkeling options?-I know, I know, but still...

St Barths snorkeling options?-I know, I know, but still...

Reply

Feb 14th, 2003, 04:18 PM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 6
St Barths snorkeling options?-I know, I know, but still...

I am headed to St Barths on Sunday and I know that the island isn't known for snorkeling. However, since I'm going, are there any spots you would recommend, or should I just leave the snorkel gear at home? Thanks in advance!
julief is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 14th, 2003, 05:09 PM
  #2
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 546
We went out on a catamaran that we chartered thru Village St. Jean (it was HUGE -- 4 people live on it). They took us to fabulous snorkeling places!!
MaryD is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 15th, 2003, 07:02 AM
  #3
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 27
By boat: there are good 1/2-day snorkeling trips available through Marine Service (Gustavia), to Colombier and to Isle Fourchue (I took that one and had a great time).
From shore: there is pretty snorkeling off the beach at Anse de L'Orient, where sea turtles are sometimes spotted. Another excellent spot, full of reefs, is La Petite Anse, though sometimes the water is rough there and at other times it is perfect. You can also snorkel at the rocks at either end of Anse Colombier, and at the rocks at the far left side of Anse de Grande Saline.

Have a great trip.
PaulNY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 15th, 2003, 02:42 PM
  #4
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 6
Thanks Paul, this is exactly the sort of reply I was hoping to see. I appreciate your help!
julief is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 15th, 2003, 03:23 PM
  #5
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,285
Julie,

I was on ST. Barth a few years ago, staying in the Petite harbour area, can't remember the correct name. We snorkled right off the beach and saw tons of fish, coral and more. One angel fish loved my bathing suit and tried to chew on it. lol.

Enjoy your trip.
wantsomesun is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 17th, 2003, 05:01 AM
  #6
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 49
We kept our snorkeling gear with us whenever we were on the beach. We stayed in the Grand Cul deSac and snorkled right off the beach there. It was fun until I saw an eel. We also snorkeled near Eden Roc in St. Jean. Lots to see. Finally we took a snorkeling catamaran from Gustavia. We went snorkeling off a private island. Beautiful! Enjoy your trip. Wish I were going with you instead of sitting in 35 inches of snow outside D.C.!
diazkris is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:46 PM.